The Association of Magazine Media

IMAG

 


Welcome to the home of MPA’s Independent publishers, better known as the IMAG brands. Modern, passionate and thoroughly hands-on, these companies come together regularly to share practices, resources and learnings unique to independent, enthusiast-driven magazine media companies.

See full list of IMAG members here
 

UPCOMING EVENTS |  PAST EVENTS  | BOARD OF DIRECTORS ABOUT IMAG


 
Upcoming IMAG Events:
 
                 2017 IMAG Annual Conference 
Join us in Marina del Rey for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference, bringing together independent magazine media executives from around the country. Peer-to-peer networking coupled with intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands make this meeting essential for all indie leaders
             
          2017 Imagination Awards 
The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. Finalists will be announced on April 1, 2017. The winners will be announced on May 23 at the Imagination Awards gala, to be held at the Marriott Marina del Rey.
 


 

Past IMAG Events:

                 2016 IMAG Annual Conference Recap 
Bringing together independent magazine media leaders from around the country, the 12th Annual IMAG Conference paid homage to the spirit of community with its theme, Golden Gateways: Connecting Brands with Believers.  Hosted by the IMAG Board and chaired by Dwell President and CEO, Michela O'Connor Abrams, the conference offered invaluable insight into in connecting brands to consumers and converging commerce, content and community. 
             
          2016 Imagination Awards Finalists and Winners
The inaugural Imagination Awards honored the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. Roadkill Magazine, Taste of Home, Dwell, PORTER Magazine, Backpacker, Active Interest Media, The Atlantic and Surfing Magazine took home the top awards.
 

 

 
 
 
IMAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

ANDREW CLURMAN
IMAG Chair | President and
 Chief Executive Officer
Active Interest Media, Inc.
 

DAVID LUSTERMAN
Publisher
Stringletter 
 

LAURA SIMKINS
IMAG Vice Chair |
Chief Operating Officer
AFAR Media
 

DAN McCARTHY
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Taunton Press
 

MICHELA O’CONNOR ABRAMS
Media Executive
 

DAVID NUSSBAUM
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
America's Test Kitchen
 

TOM BEUSSE
Chief Executive Officer
F+W Media, Inc.
 

ERIN O'MARA
President 
The Nation
 

ELIZABETH BRAMSON-BOUDREAU
Chief Operating Officer
MIT Technology Review
 

JEFF PARO
President and Chief Executive Officer
OSG a Division of KSE Media Ventures
 

BETH FUCHS BRENNER
Chief Revenue Officer 
Domino Media Group  
 

PHILIP PENNY
Chief Operating Officer
Belvoir Media Group LLC
 

BETH BUEHLER
Chief Operating Officer 
Rodale Inc.
 

DONALD B. PESCHKE
Founder
August Home Publishing
 

SCOTT DICKEY
Chief Executive Officer 
TEN: The Enthusiast Network 
 

RYAN SHEA
Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur Media
 

CHRISTIAN DORBANDT
Vice President, Consumer Marketing 
Scientific American
 

JAMIE TROWBRIDGE
President
Yankee Publishing, Inc.
 

ERIC HOFFMAN
President and Chief Operating Officer 
Hoffman Media, LLC
 

BRYAN WELCH
Chief Executive Officer
B The Change Media
 

DONNA KESSLER
President
Morris Media Network,
Morris Communications Company
 

AMY P. WILKINS
Chief Revenue Officer,
Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Enterprises
 

JOE LANDRY
Executive Vice President and Group Publisher
Here Media
 

ERIC ZINCZENKO
Chief Executive Officer 
Bonnier Corporation 
 
SIMON LESLIE
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Ink Global
 
ELIZABETH TIGHE
Vice President, Marketing 
MPA and IMAG Staff Liaison
 

 

About the IMAG Community
Within the world of magazine media brands, MPA has carved out a community of independent publishers to facilitate peer-to-peer convening, sharing and learning.  The entrepreneurial leaders of IMAG companies have navigated the transition from traditional magazine company to 360° magazine media brand with creativity and innovation. What’s next for these brands? Continuing to build, expand and monetize brand audiences and assets across platforms and formats.

Fueled by the passionate interest of enthusiast audiences, IMAG brands produce world-class content that captures the attention and loyalty of consumers. Much of the excitement and newness among magazine media industry comes from the independent niche brands whose willingness to experiment often drives innovation for the entire industry.

For more information about the IMAG community, or to become an IMAG brand, contact Elizabeth Tighe at etighe@magazine.org

 

MPA Membership
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
757 Third Ave, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 872-3767
Fax: (212) 888-4623
membership@magazine.org

 

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